Swap-bot Time: April 12, 2021 7:25 pm


Date Joined: February 16, 2020
Last Online: April 12, 2021
Birthday: October 15
Country: United States

About Me

4/7/21 - I have a postcard that is missing the swap name and sender's name. It is 'beautiful sandy beaches along Ocean Drive in the Miami Beach Deco District' with a post mark of Miami, FL sent on March 8, 2021. It has a Paulo Coelho quote and yellow and orange washi tape. I would like to rate whoever sent it so if it was you, send me a message and I'll be happy to rate you.

10/10/20 - I'm ready to come back to swap-bot and excited to visit with some old friends and meet some new ones!

8/5/20 - Taking a break from swapping. I've sent out all swaps that I'm registered for, will rate when I receive from my partner(s) and always thank partners that leave a rating. I am no longer tracking down ratings. If I haven't received a rating from you and you haven't contacted me to let me know that you never received the swap from me, I'm assuming that you did receive it, but either forgot to rate or don't rate partners. I always send swaps out the day that partners are assigned, or the next day.

About Me: I've been married for 44 years and have 2 married daughters, 1 granddaughter (13) and 3 grandsons (one 17 & 7 year old twins). I am recently retired, enjoy spending more time with family and watching the grandkids grow!

I transplanted from Montana to the Pacific Northwest 35+ years ago and have never regretted it. Can't beat being a couple of hours away from the mountains, the beach or the 'big city' although I do miss the slower living of Montana.

I'm a Seattle Sounders MLS fan and enjoy going to their matches, when we could go into the stadiums. Go Sounders!

Favorite Crafts

I love making cards, and other paper crafts, cross stitching and sewing. I enjoy learning from other crafters and seeing their creations.

Over the past years I've been 'collecting' paper crafting supplies and fabric to use when I retired. I'm not at hoarder status yet, but could be close! It's been fun trying to use some supplies that I've had stashed away but never tried before. I would like new ideas to spark my creativity and to see what's new in the crafting world.

In the past I was a SU! demonstrator which built up my stamping collection. I also was a part of Operation Write Home until they dissolved. I enjoyed making cards for the troops and miss having that purpose and connection.

I like to collect recipes and occasionally try them out. I've made several family cookbooks for family reunions.

Favorite Television

I watch lots of movies and tv but I'm usually working on cards or another project while I'm watching (or else I fall asleep!) I'm always looking for a new series to watch. Any suggestions? A few of my favorites are: ~ Outlander, ~ Grey's Anatomy, ~ The Man in the High Castle, ~ Marvelous Mrs. Maizel, ~ Better Call Saul, ~ This is Us, ~ The Masked Singer, ~ Survior, ~ Downton Abbey, ~ Call the Midwife, ~ Modern Family, ~ and the list goes on, and on, and on!

About Me

I enjoy learning about different cultures and countries, and connecting with others. I wish to someday do more traveling.

My favorite colors are purples, blues and greens, but would enjoy any color.

Other favorites are dragonflies, hearts and angels.

I'm allergic to cinnamon, cloves, ginger, basically all of the fall flavors. Unfortunately, no pumpkin spice lattes, spiced teas or spice scented candles for me!

Favorite crafting tools

My crafting likes but I'm open to anything new in the crafting world:

~ Paper! Paper! Paper!, ~ Washi, ~ Quotes, sayings, angel words, ~ Ribbons, Wink of Stella Glitter Brushes, ~ Rub ons, ~ Stamps, ~ Rhinestones, gems for paper crafting, ~ Raised elements.


I prefer naked PCs, love that stamped piece of mail. Although I like to collect state PCs, I also like to get a PC that you like so I can learn more about you. No nudity please.

Postage and no shows

If you do not receive something from me, please contact me and I will resend. I understand that all post offices are different, have different hours, some even different days that they work, especially the smaller rural towns. And they misplace things. If you receive something from me with postage due, please let me know and I will more than make it up to you. I can't always get to the post office so use a scale and USPS.com to figure out postage rates and may sometimes not get it right.

I've always believed that health and family are the most important pieces of our lives. So if you are going to be late, please send me a message so I know when to be looking for your item.

I would appreciate if you would give me a chance to make it right and I will do the same for you.

Happy swapping!


I love making cards, sending cards and RAK. Maybe you'll find a surprise in your mailbox one day!


yoursinletters rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #239 on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Sounds like you sure had a fun busy weekend! Thanks for the cards :)
Comment: Thanks for your Brighten My Week Notecard. Loved hearing about your card making, sending Cards for Soldiers. I should look into doing something kind for others, too. Thanks for the inspiration.
HappyMailMel rated for A Note For You # 90 on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Diana, thank you so much for your lovely card and the goodies you enclosed. I am so sorry my rating is so late.
Response: You are very welcome! I hope you are doing well and enjoying Spring. Thank you for the rating and heart. :)
Honeyloveart rated for WIYM: Unique PC #4 on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for reaching out and sending this postcard to me! I love the weirdness of it...I have literally no idea what it means and I love it lol. Enjoy the garden season!!
Response: I'm glad you received this one and that you love the weirdness of it! Thank you so much for the rating and heart! :)
Comment: You have been really productive.
Response: Yep, now I'm pooped and binge watching 'Return to Amish' :) Thank you for rating!
jenm487 rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap #3 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and cool bird facts!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating. :)
sherylk3 rated for Learn About Butterflies Day on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the rating and heart. :)
Fabriqueen rated for Favorite Quotes PC Swap on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely PC and quote! I had a friend like yours, she was always laughing. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are so welcome. I hope you have a wonderful day, too. Thanks for the rating and heart. :)
Comment: Always nice to meet a fellow cat lady. Welcome to the club!
Response: Awe, thanks for the nice welcome to the cat lady club! The little rascals do worm their way into your heart. :) Thank you for rating!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! Santorini is actually one of the places I would really love to visit one day so that was a great coincidence :)
Response: You are welcome. I hope you get to go to Santorini soon! Thank you for the rating. :)
Mamamoose rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #94 on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks a lot for the great Easter postcard!
Response: You are welcome! I hope you had a nice Easter. Thank you for the rating and heart. :)
Julencia rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #20 on Apr 7, 2021
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart! Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful flower postcard and quote.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating and the heart. Till next time my friend!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and sharing your habit with me. I love those drinks too.
Response: You are welcome. I'm having my frappacinos right now. Thank you for the rating and heart!
suepier rated for PC - Senders Choice #1 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and the great quote. I totally agree with it.
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed. Thanks for the rating and heart. :)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Easter postcard. I hope that you had a nice Easter. Thank you for sharing your facts with me.
Response: You are welcome. We did our covid holiday tradition, dropping off dinner and baskets for our families, but this time, since I've been vaccinated, I got to hug my twin grandsons! It's been over a year and it was their 7th birthday, too. I hope you had a nice Easter, too. Thank you for rating and the heart!
sjbookworm rated for A Play on Words Postcard on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: I am so sorry I didn't rate you in a timely manner. I may have not hit "save ratings" hard enough I appreciate the clever phrases. Thanks for getting in touch.
Response: No worries. I've done the same thing, not clicking on 'save ratings' hard enough. I'm glad everything worked out. Thank you so much for the rating and heart. :)
Comment: Thank you for the adorable bunny postcard!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed. I love bunnies. There are bunnies all over the park that my dad lives in. I'm sure we'll be seeing little ones soon! Thank you for the rating and heart. :)
KarrasB rated for Learn About Butterflies Day on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and interesting facts!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: This still hasn't arrived but mail was and still is insane so I'm going to go ahead and archive this. No resend necessary.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating. So very kind of you! I hope mail calms down soon. It seems to be different from PO to PO. Please take care and thank you for your kindness! :)

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Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥




babypansy on Nov 11, 2020:

Welcome to lovely little mail group! ☆

OrigamiGrace on Nov 4, 2020:


gooseberry on Jun 28, 2020:

I saw where you had left a 1 for a swap partner and you were so kind in your comment, hoping she was ok. I thought "There's a compassionate and kind person" and just wanted you to know.

DaisyDDD on Jun 19, 2020:

Heeeey I just got your card! I love it and will definitely use it! So well made! I’m send mine out this week!

camelsamba on Apr 15, 2020:

i had never been to a crew (rowing) regatta until my oldest kid joined the crew team, freshman year in high school. And as far as WA is concerned, I have a good friend with two rowers - it's a big deal in the Seattle area. Not sure about sailing regattas though.

OrigamiGrace on Apr 3, 2020:

Have a great weekend!!


LavenderSprinkles on Mar 31, 2020:

Thanks for the postcard!

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